Pineapple Lamb Kabobs

Wow, was it hot enough last week? When it gets that hot, choosing something for dinner can be kind of difficult. I mean, who...

Shrimp Cocktail

Every once in a while, someone will ask me for a seemingly simple recipe. Last week, a guy at work asked me about shrimp...

Spring cleaning for body & soul

What is a detoxification cleanse and why should we undertake one? Naturopathic and holistic practitioners believe that through nutrition and supplemental support you can...

Cooking when the power is out

Story by Priya Hutner  ·   The recent series of winter storms that dumped a ton of snow on Tahoe found many residents with downed...

Minestrone Soup

With the return of fall, I thought it would be appropriate to give you the recipe for a nice hearty soup. There are a...

Selecting the best knife

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Selecting a knife Cleaver | Designed for breaking down meats Serrated | Ideal for breads & cakes Slicer | Allows for cleaner...

Chef Smitty’s Earth Day Salad

  We are halfway through that time of year when we celebrate Days. You know what I mean; Mothers’ Day is coming up. That is...

Potatoes O’Brian

By Chef David “Smitty” ·   A few days ago I was using, or at least trying to use, an external hard drive to back up...

Quinoa

Wow, I didn’t realize just how wide I could open Pandora’s Box with the kale breakfast smoothie and the mention of super foods. Hopefully,...

French Toast

I had just taken a reservation for a boat rental over the phone the other day and both Steve and Terry asked what time...